One of LeadingAge Indiana’s most important functions is to advocate on behalf of our members through interactions with state agencies, legislators and other government representatives.

While the legislative assembly is in session, LeadingAge Indiana maintains a constant lobby presence in the State House. Our Executive Director, Jim Leich, monitors legislation proceedings through committee hearings, testifies before committees on issues that impact assisted living residents and providers, and meets individually with legislators to discuss policy.

We pay special attention to legislation that impacts our regulatory and reimbursement issues for our member communities, professional licensing, nonprofit business issues and health care.

Jim is devoted to developing public policy messages here in Indiana and with our national organization, LeadingAge.

  • Appointed committee member of Family and Social Services Committee
  • Money Follows the Person Advisory Committee
  • CHOICE Board
  • Health Facility Council
  • Indiana Adult Guardianship Task Force
  • Medicaid Value Based Purchasing Advisory Committee
  • Indiana Care Transitions Task Force
  • Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition
  • Indiana Culture Change Coalition
  • Indiana Healthcare Association Infections Collaborative
  • Indiana Healthcare Reform Implementation Workgroup
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act State Implementation Stakeholders Workgroup
  • CCRC Guaranty Board
  • Pioneer Network Conference Steering Committee
  • Indiana Adult Immunization Coalition
  • AAHSA Executive Forum

Within all of our efforts is an overall commitment to making sure policymakers keep in mind the impact they may have on providers and seniors receiving care.

We encourage you to get involved and share your thoughts, experiences, comments with your state and federal legislators.

Or, if you have an issue you'd like to see addressed, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Connect with Lawmakers in 2015

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LeadingAge Indiana's advocacy efforts ensure that Indiana’s not-for-profit long term care providers remain visible and clearly heard in this ever-changing political environment. Help us stay in the forefront by making a donation to the LeadingAge Indiana Political Action Committee today.


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